weeks before the feast, as they must be infused to become spicy and
Frankly speaking, nowadays English pudding oftener is bought at the
shop than it is made by the English themselves for to cook it’s both
more expensive and gives a lot of troubles which are enough before
Christmas as it is.
But the tradition of Christmas pudding is believed not to die out in
England. Many people make sweets even if they usually do not prepare
anything more and they give away these sweets to their friends.
Christmas pudding has gone down in history and English culture. It even
played the main roles in English books. For instance here it is what
Mrs. Ross out of detective by A. Christie `` Theft of royal ruby`` tells
“ Real Christmas pudding must be made in some weeks before Christmas
and it must be left in coldness; the longer it is kept within reasonable
limits, of course, the more delicious it is. I remember when I was a
little girl and we went to the church every Sunday, so we wanted for a
certain prayer, which was served as a signal to preparing of puddings.
On Sunday the prayer was said and not later than next week my mother
made Christmas pudding without fail. Everybody living in the house had
to enter the kitchen to stir the pudding and to think of any wish. That
is the long-standing tradition, sir, and I always follow it.”
Christmas psalms, skating, garlands and other typical Christmas
attributes accompany beginning of feast time in Great Britain
traditionally. This year lighting ceremony of Christmas garlands in
Regent-street, Old Street of London city celebrates its anniversary of
Historical royal places of London, remind about Christmas celebration
in the past centuries. At the Tower of London Norman Christmas takes
part from the 27 till the 31 of December that recreates atmosphere of
1098 year which is memorable; exactly there the king Henry 1 and his
suite celebrated the feast after finishing of building of the fortress.
At Hampton Court Palace Jacobean Christmas is celebrated from the 27
till the 1 of January; Jacob 1 and Ann Danish laid its traditions. The
skating-ring getting up in best traditions of that time is opened also
In Christmas Eve 12 showrooms at Geoffrey’s museum in an east part of
London are festively decorated where some furniture and examples of
interior of period since 1600 up to our days are exhibited. Visitors can
find out what is the foundation of such traditions as kissing under
mistle-toe and decorating of a fir-tree.
For English children Christmas appears indistinctly in October yet, at
this time they sit at the table and putting out their tonguage tips with
effort write Christmas list for Father Christmas. Shop owners sell
different thematic togs just from this moment.
In generally this is a long-standing tradition. In UK there are
traditions, rituals, distinctive marks, Kinks and other crazy ideas,
connected to winters festivities more than in all the rest of Europe. It
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